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September 2012




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6 Nutritional Strategies for Optimizing Recovery Between Workouts

By Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D. 

Even the most well-designed exercise program will fail if your client doesn’t recover sufficiently between workouts. Here are six evidence-based nutritional strategies that your clients can use to safely and effectively recover from intense workouts and be better prepared for what comes next.

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Yoga for Personal Trainers

By Megan Senger

Yoga has never been more popular—and for good reason. This mind-body specialty emphasizes multi-joint exercises and enhances body awareness, functional strength and flexibility. Stretch the boundaries of your usual personal-training routines by adding yoga poses to your exercise repertoire.

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You Are What You Think You Eat

By Jonathan Ross

The latest research suggests that how we think about food—not just what we eat—may hold the key to lasting weight management. Learn how you can use this information to help your clients better understand their relationships with food.

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Fitness Professionals

By Karen Asp

Want to know what it takes to be a success? Industry experts weigh in on the most important habits you need to get to the top of your game.

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Do Food Bans Really Help Improve Public Health?

As debate continues over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban supersized sodas, a new study suggests that food bans may, in fact, have a positive effect on public health.

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4 Ways to Make Yourself More Attractive to Corporations

Now more than ever, corporations are looking for ways to cut healthcare costs and improve employee productivity. Explore how you can successfully apply your personal training knowledge to a corporate environment by focusing on the problems businesses are trying to solve.
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How Do You Treat Clients Who Need Help With Aches and Pains?

The business of corrective exercise is booming. While you should also maintain a reputable network of healthcare professionals to refer your clients to when necessary, you may be called to help them transition back into exercise after an injury. Learn to approach clients who need help overcoming aches and pains the smart way.
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Boost Your Value by Training Movement, Not Muscles

What real benefit can the average client get from doing repeated bicep curls? How will sets and reps help them move more efficiently? Chances are they won’t. Discover how movement-based training can not only help your clients more effectively achieve their most fit lives, but also help you sell more sessions.
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